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The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982

The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 collection includes 2,024 reel-to-reel tapes and 2,024 WAV files preserved as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives’ 2013-2016 “American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982” (“American Women”) preservation project. The recordings were selected as an “artificial collection” to document the Women’s movement and second-wave feminism as it was broadcast on the Pacifica network. The collection also includes recordings that, though they weren’t about feminism or women’s rights, are significant because they were produced by women or featured women important to American history and culture at that time. Nearly all of the recordings were broadcast between 1963 and 1982 on a Pacifica network station: KPFA - 94.1 FM Berkeley, CA; KPFK - 90.7 FM Los Angeles, CA; WBAI - 99.5 FM New York, NY, KPFT - 90.1 FM Houston, TX; and WPFW - 89.3 FM Washington, D.C. or via satellite. One thousand six hundred and ninety six reel-to-reel tapes were digitized with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and all 2,024 tapes are being stored at the University of Maryland’s Public Broadcasting Archive. The 2,024 WAV audio files are being stored at the Pacifica Radio Archives in North Hollywood, CA, the University of California, Berkeley Library, and the Internet Archive in San Francisco, CA.

RESTRICTED. Please contact the Pacifica Radio Archives if you wish to use any portion of these recordings in any published work or performance. Permissions, licensing requests, and all other inquiries should be directed in writing to: Pacifica Radio Archives c/o Archives Director, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West, North Hollywood, CA 91604, 800-735-0230 x 263, fax 818-506-1084, info AT pacificaradioarchives.org, http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org. The Pacifica Radio Archives will honor all takedown requests in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual copyright laws. Claimants are advised to leave detailed contact information including name, telephone number, e-mail address, and/or physical address where they may be reached, as well as all information pertaining to the specific nature of the complaint. The preservation of these tapes was funded by a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Preservation services provided by George Blood Audio and Video.

This project was funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a division of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

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"Lena: a sound portrait of a multifaceted lady." Lena Horne (b. June 30, 1917; d. May 9, 2010) is interviewed at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel by KPFA's Gene De Alessi in conjunction with the release of her autobiography. She was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio, and went on to achieve international fame as a singer. In this recording she discusses her life and career, civil rights, Billie Holiday, Joe Lewis, Humphrey Bogart,...
Topics: Horne, Lena, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, African American Women, Women...
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Aircheck of a live performance of MacBird!, by playwright Barbara Garson (1941 - ), directed by KPFK' Phil Austin (1941 - ), which opened that month (January 1967?) at the Village Gate in New York City. MacBird! is a 1967 satire by Barbara Garson that superimposed the transferral of power following the Kennedy assassination onto the plot of Shakespeare's Macbeth (from Wikipedia). Actors include Ken Greenwald, Richard Paul, Philip Proctor, Carol Samuels, Dianne Turley[sp?]. Music by Leon Levitt,...
Topics: Garson, Barbara., Austin, Phil., Radio plays., American drama--Women authors, American Women Making...
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Author and novelist Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) reads her prose poem "House of Incest."
Topics: Poetry., Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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The fifth in a series of six episodes on important women in American history presented by historian Gerda Lerner. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, founders of the National Woman Suffrage Association. With this lecture, Lerner attempts to expose the suffragists as human beings rather than symbols, and to put into context the work that they did and the sacrifices they made for solving women's problems.
Topics: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906, Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902, Suffrage --...
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Part one is "Three Women" - a verse play for radio by Sylvia Plath (self contained). Judith Binder as the wife, Ann Bernstein as the secretary, and Rachelle Towers as the girl. Part 2 is some reflections on childbirth from the Judy Knupe, Alice Abarbanel and Stephanie Mines. This program was produced by the Unlearning to Not Speak Collective.
Topics: Radio plays., Plath, Sylvia, Three women : a verse play for radio / by Sylvia Plath., American...
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Dr. Nancy Rosser, a resident psychiatrist at the neuropsychiatric institute at University of California, Los Angeles, speaks of the psychological aspect of being female, intercourse, pregnancy, contraception, sexual orientation, menstruation, menopause and theories of sexuality. Bo Siewert, a representative of the Daughters of Bilitis, also speaks of the problems of discrimination and alienation for the female homosexual. The lecture was recorded April 1970. Announcer is Stephanie Powsner.
Topics: Rosser, Nancy, Women's movement -- United States., Lesbians -- Personal narratives, Gender,...
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Alice Walker, Black woman poet and novelist, reads from her new book of poetry "Good night, Willie Lee, I'll see you in the morning" at Cody's Bookstore in Berkeley on September 26th, 1979. Walker reads some poems that are not featured in the book. Poems read include I said to poetry, On sight, Overnights, If "those people" like you, I'm really very fond, Gray, When Golda Meir was in Africa, Representing the universe, My daughter is coming!, Did this happen to your mother?...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, Soldofsky, Alan.,...
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Discussion of society, incest, and institutionalized marriage outside the family with Anthropology Professor Mariam Slater of Queens College.
Topics: Incest., Slater, Mariam, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Lesbian Express presents a program on lesbian mothers. Issues concerning child-rearing, child custody cases involving ex-husbands, and the lack of support for mothers in the lesbian community are explored. This is part 2, part 1 is missing. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lesbian mothers, Motherhood
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Judy Grahn on menstruation, mixed with music by Elisabeth Waldo. Writer Judy Grahn reads her article "From Sacred Blood to the Curse and Beyond" published in the anthology "," edited by Charlene Spretnak (Harper and Row, 1982). Produced by Karla Tonella. Needs intro. Contains sensitive language.
Topics: Grahn, Judy, 1940-, Menstruation (in religion, folklore, etc.)., American Women Making History and...
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Hannah Wilke, sculptor; Ann Sharp, collagist; Irene Stern, photographer; Judith Bernstein, artist (in paper and charcoal); and Louise Bougeois, sculptor, discuss women's erotic art and how they define "erotic art". Produced and hosted by Judith Vivell.
Topics: Wilke, Hannah., Sharp, Ann., Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010, Bernstein, Judith., Women artists, Women...
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Valerie Taylor talks about the history of lesbian literature in front of an audience at the West Coast Women's Music Festival in September 1981, then we hear studio readings of three lesbian short stories. The first piece is Celia by Francine Krasno, part of a collection of short stories called Lesbian Fiction: An Anthology, published by by Persephone Press, 1981, read by Ginny Berson and Reyna Cowan. The second story is Ladybug by Arny Christine Straayer from her book of short stories Hurtin...
Topics: Taylor, Valerie, 1913-1997, Lesbian authors, Lesbian pulp fiction, Straayer, Arny Christine,...
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This episode of the series Lesbian sisters includes 1.--Conversation between women artists: writer Alice Bloch, painter Joy Franklin, filmmaker Jan Oxenberg, poet [L.J.]? Tessier, weaver and sculptor Jackie Weller. 2.--Evan Paxton reads a short story. Features songs by Judy Collins, Cris Williamson, Meg Christian and Laura Nyro. Produced by Evan Paxton. Women artists segment engineered by Margot McFedries, remainder of program engineered by Wendy Sisson.
Topics: Oxenberg, Jan, Women artists, Lesbians -- Personal narratives, Lesbians -- Songs and music,...
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Sybil Leek, journalist, writer and lecturer, and witch, meets the panel consisting of Geraldine Diepeveen, Michele Greenhill, and Tiger Slavik, housewives and apprentice witches. They discuss the ancient, pre-Christian occult religion of witchcraft, which involves acceptance of a power greater than one's self, and the idea of reincarnation. They discuss ceremonies, why the religion doesn't try to recruit more believers, common ground between witches and scientists, Sybil's book "Diary of a...
Topics: Occult sciences., Witchcraft., Leek, Sybil, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Jamie Gillis, star of The Opening of Misty Beethoven and Through the Looking Glass, discusses his life as a porno film star. Interview conducted by and program produced by Verna Gillis.
Topics: Pornographic film industry, Gay pornographic films, American Women Making History and Culture:...
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German-born political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975) delivers a talk about the concepts of freedom and revolution. Venue unknown. Recording starts mid-speech.
Topics: Revolutions., Political science -- United States., Freedom and the revolution / Hannah Arendt.,...
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Music of Casse Culver, Willie Tyson, Alix Dobkin, and Maxine Feldman. Casse Culver performs: "Three Gypsies", "Sacred River", "Crystal Skies". Willie Tyson performs: "Lay Me Down". Maxine Feldman performs "Amazon". Willie Tyson again with "Witching Hour." Program closes at 27:00 with closing credits, then music starts again. Casse Culver performs: "I'm Late Again". Willie Tyson performs "Did You Say Love". Alix...
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Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women's music, Lesbians, Lesbian Feminist...
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Reading of Virginia Woolf's short story "Street Haunting: A London Adventure." Read by Vivian Schaeffer. No intro or outro. Tape ends "from all the treasures of the city, a lead pencil."
Topics: Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941., Radio programs -- Fiction., Literary readings (Radio programs),...
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Excerpt from a rally at University of California Berkeley featuring speeches by philosopher and political theorist Herbert Marcuse (1898 - 1979) and political activist and scholar Angela Davis (1944 - ). The rally was in support of Davis whose appointment to the faculty of U.C. Berkeley was challenged by the University of California Board of Regents because of her affiliation with the Communist Party. Dr. Marcuse was a Marxist philosopher and professor from University of California San Diego,...
Topics: Marcuse, Herbert, 1898-1979, University of California, Berkeley, African Americans--Civil...
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A celebration of the 10th annual Lesbian Pride Week, featuring poets & artists who will be appearing during this year's events. Alix Dobkin's song "Women Loving" opens the program. Jewelle Gomez reads her poem "Flamingos and Bears". Eleanor Cooper of Lesbian Feminist Liberation talks about Lesbian Pride Week through the years and about the importance of lesbian pride. Ellen Marie Bissert reads her poem "Ode to My True Nature". Karen Brown, writer and director...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lesbian poets, Lesbian authors
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This program contains an interview, a speech, and readings from Alice Walker's book, "The Color Purple." In the interview, Walker talks about God, faith, lesbians, publishers and writing as healing. Walker also talks about writing in dialect. The readings are intermixed with music. Walker's talks were recorded at Old Wives' Tales in San Francisco and at Walker's home in San Francisco in July, 1982. Produced by Laurie Udesky and Corless Smith. The sound quality varies in this program...
Topics: Smith, Corless., Walker, Alice, 1944-, Women authors, Literature., African Americans, Women,...
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KPFK's Barbara Cady and Los Angeles Free Press reporter Helen Koblin interview Jill Johnston, Village Voice columnist and author of Lesbian Nation. Johnston explains her views of lesbianism as the only true radical feminist position. She discusses the purported link between lesbianism and madness, her relationship with her children, and whether the lesbian feminist struggle is equivalent to the oppression of Third World peoples. Likely the same as BC1481.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Cady, Barbara., Johnston, Jill, Lesbian...
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Maxine Serett, who wrote the book "The Housewife's Handbook of Selective Promiscuity" under the name Rey Anthony, discusses her book and her ideas concerning sex in modern American life. The book was based on the attitudes towards sex Serett encountered in her own personal life, and she explains that she wrote the book in the hope that it would encourage more people to talk openly about sex. The interviewer is KPFK's Fred Haines.
Topics: Promiscuity., Women -- Sexuality., Anthony, Rey, 1924-1994, American Women Making History and...
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Documentary on pornographic filmmaking in San Francisco. Includes interviews with filmmakers, theater owners, actors, actresses, and the judges of the First International Festival of Erotic Cinema, held in San Francisco late 1970. This program is the second of two programs on erotic and pornographic films. This program concentrates on the social and political ramifications of pornography in films. In discussing pornography as opposed to pornography, this program covers topics such as government...
Topics: Film industry -- San Francisco (Calif.)., Pornography., Blinder, Martin, Feinstein, Dianne, 1933-,...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker (1944 - ) reads her short story "Roselily" (written ca. 1967). Walker then talks with KPFA's Ginny Z. Berson about the story, how she wrote it about her first marriage to a civil rights attorney and how it questions the dominance of Christianity over all religions in the US. The story was dropped from a 10th grade English test by California state educators based on complaints from Christian conservatives in early 1994. The Traditional Values...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Walker, Alice, 1944-, African American women...
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French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) and Rupert Pole read excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior." The reading is introduced by KPFK's Frank Roberts. Roberts announces that "The Diary of Anais Nin" has recently been published by the Swallow Press in cooperation with Harcourt, Brace, and World, and the book is already in it's second edition. Based on this...
Topics: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, Autobiography--Women authors, Roberts, Francis., American Women Making...
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The major part of this tape is a speech given by Audre Lorde at the Feminist Perspective on Pornography Conference in San Francisco, California, November, 1978. She talks about erotica, why it's needed, what it is, and why it's feared. Helene Rosenbluth gives a long introduction that includes definitions of both pornography and erotica. The conclusion of the tape is of Adrienne Rich, at the same conference, reading her poem The images, which was inspired by her visit to Crete and seeing the...
Topics: Lorde, Audre, Rosenbluth, Helene, Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, Erotica., Pornography., Feminism,...
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The International March and Rally for a Freeze and Reduction of Nuclear Arms and a Transfer of Funds from the Military to Human Needs. On June 12, 1982, the largest antinuclear demonstration was held in New York City's Central Park, while a simultaneous demonstration was held in San Francisco at its Civic Center. Over one million people attended the New York demonstration, making it the largest American political demonstration in history. Pacifica Radio presented nine hours of live satellite...
Topics: Leland, Mickey., Kaku, Michio., Springsteen, Bruce., Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014, Gregory, Dick.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The International March and Rally for a Freeze and Reduction of Nuclear Arms and a Transfer of Funds from the Military to Human Needs. On June 12, 1982, the largest antinuclear demonstration was held in New York City's Central Park, while a simultaneous demonstration was held in San Francisco at its Civic Center. Over one million people attended the New York demonstration, making it the largest American political demonstration in history. Pacifica Radio presented nine hours of live satellite...
Topics: Leland, Mickey., Kaku, Michio., Springsteen, Bruce., Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014, Gregory, Dick.,...
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This episode of the Lesbian Radio Spectacular with a Cast of Millions, hosted by Judy Pasternak, is on lesbian sexuality. The guests are Sharon, Shelley, and Melinda. Program opens with "I'd like to make love to you" by Margaret Sloan from the compilation by the Lesbian Feminist Liberation "A Few Loving Women." There are announcements about lesbian events for the first ten minutes. Then poetry by Sharon and Shelly and a song by Cassie Culver about oral sex are played. This...
Topics: Lesbians, Women -- Sexuality., Lesbian couples, Sex, Hite, Shere, American Women Making History and...
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A tribute to the satirical singing and recording art of Madame Florence Foster Jenkins (1868 - 1944). Prepared and presented by Melvin Jahn. Included are rare recordings of her singing; an interview with her accompanist, Cosmé McMoon from an RCA record; and a review of her press. Her final words: "Some say I couldn't sing, but no one can say I didn't sing."
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Jenkins, Florence Foster, 1868-1944, McMoon,...
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The International March and Rally for a Freeze and Reduction of Nuclear Arms and a Transfer of Funds from the Military to Human Needs. On June 12, 1982, the largest antinuclear demonstration was held in New York City's Central Park, while a simultaneous demonstration was held in San Francisco at its Civic Center. Over one million people attended the New York demonstration, making it the largest American political demonstration in history. Pacifica Radio presented nine hours of live satellite...
Topics: Leland, Mickey., Kaku, Michio., Springsteen, Bruce., Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014, Gregory, Dick.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Interview with Louise Armstrong, author of Kiss Daddy Goodnight, A Speak-Out on Incest (New York: Harcourt Books, 1978). Armstrong discusses the experiences that lead her to write the book, and some of the myths and facts surrounding incest. Includes a clip of Audre Lorde reading her poem Chain; music by Meg Christian ("Scars"), Margie Adam ("I've got a fury"), and Kay Gardner. Produced by Janet Dodson and Pearl Skotnes.
Topics: Skotnes, Pearl., Armstrong, Louise, 1937-2008, Incest., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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The writer Audre Lorde (1934 - 1992) describes her experiences growing up as a Black lesbian in New York City in the 1950s, touching on subjects such as frequenting gay and lesbian bars in the Greenwich Village and communal-style living experiments. She reads excerpts from her book, Zami: A new spelling of my name: a biomythography (Persephone Press, 1982). Recorded at Hunter College in New York. Produced by Helene Rosenbluth.
Topics: Rosenbluth, Helene, African American women authors, Women, Black -- Personal narratives., Lesbians...
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This is Helene Rosenbluth's first episode of the series "Lesbian Sisters" on KPFK. The program opens with "Face the Music" by Meg Christian, then author Rita Mae Brown speaking at the Women's Building about art and politics. Later, Helene interviews Meg Christian and Judy Dlugacz about Olivia Records, and they feature the newly released Be Be K'Roche album.
Topics: Women musicians., Lesbian musicians, Brown, Rita Mae., Christian, Meg, Be Be K'Roche (Musical...
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Contents: 1. Kate Millett reads from a new book (to be published in about a year) entitled The Basement: Meditations on a Case of Human Sacrifice, at the San Francisco International Poetry Festival, about a young woman tortured and killed for sex (November 5, 1978). 2. Exhortation to march at the Feminist Perspectives on Pornography Conference, held in San Francisco, November 17-19, 1978 (Same conference as AZ1072). Andrea Dworkin is introduced by moderator for the day Lilia Medina. Dworkin is...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Millett, Kate., Dworkin, Andrea., Near,...
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Excerpts from a workshop from the Lavender Visions Conference held in the Spring of 1981 in Old Westbury, NY about autonomy in lesbian relationships. Includes a presentation by an unknown speaker and Q&A. Opening song by Lynne Messinger, "Possessiveness." Closing song by Betsy Rose and Cathy Winter, "Love Will Have to Do." Produced by Viv Sutherland.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Lesbians, Lesbian couples, Lesbians --...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The International March and Rally for a Freeze and Reduction of Nuclear Arms and a Transfer of Funds from the Military to Human Needs. On June 12, 1982, the largest antinuclear demonstration was held in New York City's Central Park, while a simultaneous demonstration was held in San Francisco at its Civic Center. Over one million people attended the New York demonstration, making it the largest American political demonstration in history. Pacifica Radio presented nine hours of live satellite...
Topics: Leland, Mickey., Kaku, Michio., Springsteen, Bruce., Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014, Gregory, Dick.,...
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Curators Anthony Berlant and Mary Hunt Kahlenberg discuss their exhibition of Navajo blankets at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on July 14, 1972, which traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe. They talk with Clare Spark about the technical and social relevance of Native textiles and raise important issues about utility, non-alienation and the artist in society. The conversation is interwoven with poems, chants, stories and excerpts from a recent article on strip...
Topics: Indians of North America -- Art., Arts and society., Navajo Indians -- Art., Native Americans.,...
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Japanese poet Kazuko Shiraishi reads from her work in a bilingual presentation. Widely acclaimed in her own country, New Directions has published a volume of her work selected from her more than 26 books of poetry. Translation read by Michelle Lofting. Produced for KPFK by Paul Vangelisti and Evanda Silver. Program is self-contained. Much in Japanese. Previously cataloged as Shiraishi Kazuke.
Topics: Shiraishi, Kazuko, 1931-, Japanese poetry., Bilingual materials -- English/Japanese., Poetry,...
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Sheila Smith, a volunteer worker at a short-lived free abortion clinic in Los Angeles, talks with KPFA Public Affairs director Don Porsche. Dr. John Gwynne opened the Community Service Center and Women's Abortion Clinic, an abortion clinic in Los Angeles, on March 16, 1970 in defiance of the abortion laws, and in hopes of testing the law's constitutionality. The clinic operated for five days, after which Gwynne, psychologist Harvey Karman, and other clinic employees were arrested.
Topics: Smith, Sheila, Abortion, Health facilities -- Los Angeles (Calif.)., Reproductive rights, Abortion...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The International March and Rally for a Freeze and Reduction of Nuclear Arms and a Transfer of Funds from the Military to Human Needs. On June 12, 1982, the largest antinuclear demonstration was held in New York City's Central Park, while a simultaneous demonstration was held in San Francisco at its Civic Center. Over one million people attended the New York demonstration, making it the largest American political demonstration in history. Pacifica Radio presented nine hours of live satellite...
Topics: Leland, Mickey., Kaku, Michio., Springsteen, Bruce., Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014, Gregory, Dick.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Author Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) talks with KPFK's Frank Roberts and reads excerpts from the book of letters to her from Henry Miller, recently published by Putnam, and from her diaries, now being readied for publication.
Topics: Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, Women authors, Authorship., Roberts, Francis., American Women Making...
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This episode contains two segments: 1. Former Federal Communications Commissioner Nicholas Johnson on television, violence and the recent attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. Speech recorded at the 100th anniversary program of the New Jersey Institute of Technology; 2. Christie Hefner from Playboy Magazine is interviewed by Brennan Jones. She discusses the Playboy philosophy and the First Amendment in the age of the Moral Majority. Self contained. Master by (Dave?) Metzger.
Topics: Johnson, Nicholas, 1934-, Hefner, Christie, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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This episode of the Lesbian Radio Spectacular with a Cast of Millions, hosted by Judy Pasternak, is on lesbian sexuality. The guests are Sharon, Shelley, and Melinda. Program opens with "I'd like to make love to you" by Margaret Sloan from the compilation by the Lesbian Feminist Liberation "A Few Loving Women." There are announcements about lesbian events for the first ten minutes. Then poetry by Sharon and Shelly and a song by Cassie Culver about oral sex are played. This...
Topics: Lesbians, Women -- Sexuality., Lesbian couples, Sex, Hite, Shere, American Women Making History and...
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Jana Harris discusses women's sexual writing with Carol Bergé, editor of Center Magazine and author of Acts of Love and Poems Made of Skin, and Lenore Kandel, poet, author of The Love Book and Word Alchemy. Topics covered are the differences between the erotic and the pornographic, how large and small presses deal with sensitive and sexual language, and how women's sexual writing is received by the general public. Bergé reads excerpts from Acts of Love and Kandel reads from The Love Book....
Topics: Women writers, Erotica., Harris, Jana, 1947-, Soldofsky, Alan., Kandel, Lenore, American Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Interview with Lenora Foerstel, anthropologist, artist, mother of two, and professor at the Maryland Institute of Fine Art. They discuss the experiences that Foerstel and fellow anthropologist Theodore Schwartz had on Manus Island, while aiding Margaret Mead with a follow-up study in New Guinea. The first time Mead visited Manus Island and the Manus tribes, she wrote Growing Up In New Guinea (G. Routledge and Sons, Ltd. 1931). This was Mead's return to the island 25 years after her initial...
Topics: Manus Island (Papua New Guinea), Foerstel, Lenora, 1929-, Anthropologists., Manus (Papua New...
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Alice Toklas reading from The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein and The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. From the folio "It isn't really an autobiography, of course, because it was written by Gertrude Stein, which is known as too many ironies in the fire. This selection is taken from the Verve record (MGV-15017), and was loaned to KPFA by Campus Records, Berkeley." Contents include: The Garden at Bilignin, Haschich Fudge, Before I came to Paris, AND On first meeting with...
Topics: Toklas, Alice B., Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946, Literature -- Women authors., Women authors, American...
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Prof. Herbert Feinstein talks with Lotte Eisner (1896-1983), curator of the Cinematheque of Paris, about the arts, methods and politics of collecting and preserving film classics at the Cinematheque, whose state subsidy was recently abolished by Andre Malraux. Eisner was restored to her job after a public scandal raised by filmmakers Jean Renoir, Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol and others.
Topics: Eisner, Lotte., Feinstein, Herbert., Film industry -- France., Film criticism., Film historians,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
People's Theatre Magazine: October 1977. Part 1: Interviews with three men of San Francisco's Gay Mens' Theatre Collective, Anthony Eshbach[sp?], Greg Konnenborn, and Tommy Pace about the production of their very popular theatre piece, "Crimes Against Nature," with excerpts from the play (45:00). Other clips are played including the United Fruit Co., a gay street theatre group from Portland, OR and their skit and run techniques. Part 2 (on Reel 2): Excerpts from Broken Dishes, a two...
Topics: Gay men -- Drama., Musical revues, comedies, etc., Street theater., Gays in literature., Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
"Tell Me A Riddle" by Tillie Olsen (1912-2007) read by Virginia Maynard. Remastered by Hal 5/5/71.
Topics: Olsen, Tillie., Radio programs -- Fiction., Tell me a riddle / by Tillie Olsen, read by Virginia...
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Ramparts Report, the weekly program of news and current happenings, brought to you by the staff of Ramparts Magazine. This week program is a recording of Anais Nin's talk about "The New Woman," her vision of the women of the future, the woman who is being born right now, who will, perhaps more than ever before in history, affect the world of the future. Ms. Nin presented these ideas in April 1974 in San Francisco as a part of the Celebration of Women in the Arts, Female of the...
Topics: Women artists, Women -- Social conditions., Feminism, Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977, American Women...
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Carlos Hagen has dedicated this program to the subject of the concept and role of woman in Nazi Germany. Through a number of articles, statements, and musical and sound illustrations -- some of them very rare -- Carlos Hagen presents a fascinating picture of how woman and her role and duties were regarded in the Germany of the Third Reich. Possibly Spectrum #133.
Topics: Hagen, Carlos., Nazism -- Germany., Women -- Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th century, American...
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The International March and Rally for a Freeze and Reduction of Nuclear Arms and a Transfer of Funds from the Military to Human Needs. On June 12, 1982, the largest antinuclear demonstration was held in New York City's Central Park, while a simultaneous demonstration was held in San Francisco at its Civic Center. Over one million people attended the New York demonstration, making it the largest American political demonstration in history. Pacifica Radio presented nine hours of live satellite...
Topics: Leland, Mickey., Kaku, Michio., Springsteen, Bruce., Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014, Gregory, Dick.,...
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Sabrina Sojourner hosts a discussion on the lesbian underground, or what it was like to be a lesbian before the feminist and gay liberation movement. Guests include Del Martin, author and Commissioner of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women; Phyllis Lyon, Commissioner for the Human Rights Commission in San Francisco; and Pat Bond, comedian who appeared in the film "Word Is Out." In addition to the discussion, a tape produced by Karla Tonella of interviews with lesbians...
Topics: Gay rights--United States, Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Lyon,...
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Iris De La Cruz interviews artist and activist Annie Sprinkle, who describes her experience making pornography as the "good life." She describes how she came to work in pornography and her experience with Linda Lovelace. Sprinkle discusses censorship and women against pornography, and is asked about her family's response to her making pornography. Contains listener phone calls.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Pornography -- Social aspects., Sprinkle,...
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Anne Koedt, Lila Karp, Kate Millett, and Roxanne Dunbar (Ortiz) discuss sexuality and possible alternatives for women with moderator Kate Lindsey. Topics include the sexual revolution, the historical denial of the female orgasm, and how women are expected to submit to male desires.
Topics: Women -- Sexuality., Sexual ethics, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Feminism,...
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This is a recording of members of the Unlearning To Not Speak Collective reading excerpts from the book "Sister of the Road," by Bertha Thompson, published in 1937 and out of print at the time the program was created. Bertha told her story to Dr. Ben L. Reitman, who wrote the introduction. The book describes socialist camps, boarding houses, prostitution, and social change. Program was produced by the following members of the Unlearning To Not Speak Collective: Ellen Dubrowin, Robin...
Topics: Unlearning to Not Speak collective., Box-Car Bertha, Women authors, Tramps., Feminism and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Acclaimed writers Anais Nin (1903-1977) author of "The Diary of Anais Nin," Joan Didion, author of "Play It As It Lays," and Dory Previn, author of "Midnight Baby" are interviewed by Sally Davis, and give insightful interviews that shed light on their personalities. The three women are interviewed individually and discuss general themes of women's angst, loneliness and frustration as they relate to their work. Nin and Didion are interviewed on Reel 1 of this...
Topics: Feminism, Women's movement, Women authors, Literature -- Women authors., Nin, Anaïs, 1903-1977,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
People's Theatre Magazine: October 1977. Part 1: Interviews with three men of San Francisco's Gay Mens' Theatre Collective, Anthony Eshbach[sp?], Greg Konnenborn, and Tommy Pace about the production of their very popular theatre piece, "Crimes Against Nature," with excerpts from the play (45:00). Other clips are played including the United Fruit Co., a gay street theatre group from Portland, OR and their skit and run techniques. Part 2 (on Reel 2): Excerpts from Broken Dishes, a two...
Topics: Gay men -- Drama., Musical revues, comedies, etc., Street theater., Gays in literature., Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Richard Lamparski elicits stories from African American jazz and classical pianist and singer Hazel Scott (1920-1981), about Orson Wells, Josephine Baker, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, and Harry Cohn.
Topics: Scott, Hazel, Lamparski, Richard., Biography, Entertainers., African American women jazz singers,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Author Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) talks with David Watmough, discussing her writings and opinions. Bowen was born in Dublin in 1899, and her first short stories were written when she was 20. Her publications include The Hotel (1927); Friends And Relations (1931); To The North (1932); The House In Paris (1935); The Heat Of The Day (1949); A World Of Love (1955).
Topics: Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973, Women authors, American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Donna Mickelson, a graduate student in English & Creative Writing at San Francisco State College, delivers a talk entitled "Bob Dylan, Erich Fromm and Beyond: A Look at the New Politics." One of a series of talks by SF State College students exploring student concerns about American culture, politics and education. Originally broadcast in 1966 by KPFA, this talk was published in book form by Harper & Row under the title To Make a Difference, ed. Otto Butz of the Department of...
Topics: Peace., College students -- Political activity., American Women Making History and Culture:...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Susan Griffin, noted feminist author, discusses the thesis of her book "Pornography and silence." She discusses the difficulties and conditions under which she wrote the book and analyzes pornography in terms of the ideology of patriarchy, drawing parallels between sexism, racism and anti-semitism. Recorded at Pacific Oaks College, August 1981. Produced by Molly Bosted.
Topics: Patriarchy., Sexism, Racism., Women authors, Pornography -- Social aspects., Feminism,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
In this 5 part program, Karen Lindsey reads Professor Ivan Morris' translation of "The Pillow Book," (1967) a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi (定子) during the 990s and early 11th century in Heian Japan. In Part 1, Ms. Linsey interviews Professor Donald Keene, the leading expert on and translator of Japanese literature in America. They discuss how at this period of time, women created many of the most...
Topics: Sei Shonagan, ca. 967., Radio programs -- Fiction., Pillow book / by Sei Shonagan, read by Karen...
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Simone de Beauvoir (b.1908- d.1986) French writer, intellectual, political activist, and feminist is interviewed by Studs Terkel in 1960. For 1977 broadcast, narrator Janet Dodson reads excerpts from de Beauvoir's books, Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter, Prime of Life, All Said and Done and The Second Sex. Recording ends abruptly (perhaps part 1 of 2?) RECORDED: May 4, 1960. BROADCAST: KPFK, March 8, 1977.
Topics: Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008, Feminism, Women authors, Bilingual materials -- English / French.,...
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Maureen McIlroy reads "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) as a special reading for Halloween.
Topics: Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860-1935, Short story., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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The United Nations proclaimed 1975 the International Women's Year, and sponsored an international conference held in Mexico City. After success and continued action taken by participating countries, the United Nations extended the observance to the International Women's Decade, spanning 1976-1982, with another international conference planned for 1980. In 1977, as a continuation of action in the United States, over one thousand elected delegates convened at the Albert Thomas Convention Center...
Topics: Women's movement, National Women's Conference (1st : 1977 : Houston, Tex.), United States. National...
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The Lesbian Show, produced by Donna Allegra, features readings from the 2nd Annual Third World Lesbian Writers Conference in April 1980, sponsored by the Azalea collective and Salsa Soul. Audre Lorde opened the night reading "Need." The following readers are Imani, Joan Gibbs, Anita Cornwell, Isis, Arisa Reed, Candice Boyce, Chirlane McCray, and Jabu reading Ntozake Shange. This program does not include all of the women who read at the conference.
Topics: Lorde, Audre, Lesbian authors, Black women -- Social conditions., African American women authors,...
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Lily Greenham (1924-2001) has made her reputation all over Europe as one of the most effective performers of sound poetry in live performance (as opposed to tape-recorded) situation. With a solid background in music (the Vienna Academy), a knowledge of eight languages, and a hard-headed women's rights lifestyle, she is a frequent attraction at international exhibitions. Tonight you'll hear her discuss her career with Carol and Charles Amirkhanian and deliver a number of her works as well as...
Topics: Greenham, Lily., Women poets, Concrete poetry., American Women Making History and Culture:...
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Poet Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014) reads and sings passages from her two autobiographies, I know why the caged bird sings and Gather together in my name, and poetry from her two collections Just give me a good drink of water 'fore I die and Oh pray my wings are gonna fit me well. She also discusses what writing means to her and the effect that her art has had on her life. Produced by Lin Harris, with technical assistance by Peter Zanger and recording engineer Tom Perotti.
Topics: Harris, Lin., Women poets -- Biography., Poetry., Angelou, Maya, African American women poets
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Interview with Patricia Marie "Patty" Andrews (1918-2013) of the Andrews Sisters about her life and her career. She was the blonde in the center. Richard Lamparski and Michael Knowles interview her backstage on her closing night of her Hollywood musical Victory Canteen in which she is lead off stage in handcuffs as a Nazi spy wearing a snood. God knows what Lamparski was wearing!
Topics: Andrews, Patty, 1918-2013, Knowles, Michael., Lamparski, Richard., Entertainers., American Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
A historical and critical documentary about writer Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). Different voices are used to recreate people in Stein's life, as well as Stein herself (played by Eleanor Sully, former head of Drama and Literature Department at KPFA). Others at KPFA in the cast include: Ellen Dubrowin (subscription registrar); Kathy McAnally (Public Affairs Dept.); Warren Van Orden (Business Manager); Alan Snitow (News Director); Charles Amirkhanian (Music Director). Criticism of Stein is based on...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946, Toklas, Alice B.,...
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On October 14, 1979, ten years after the Stonewall riots, more than 100,000 people from the United States and ten other countries marched on Washington, D.C. for lesbian and gay rights. Pacifica producers in Washington recorded speeches and actualities from the rally, and parts were broadcast live. This first set in the series consists of two reels that were broadcast live from the rally. These reels were previously cataloged as KZ0754.01 and KZ0754.02. Hosts are Moira Rankin from the Sophie's...
Topics: Gay liberation movement., Gay rights., Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc. -- Washington, D.C.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Grace Paley (December 11, 1922 – August 22, 2007), feminist writer, reads poetry at the San Francisco Women's Building on June 22, 1980 in a benefit for the War Resisters League. In Part 1, Paley reads the poems Two villages, Connections: Vermont Vietnam, and That country, and a short story, The story hearer. Also performing that night was Judy Grahn (see AZ0456). Part 2 of the recording also contains Grace Paley reading at U.C. Extension, Berkeley on June 19, 1980. Paley reads the stories...
Topics: Women authors, Poetry, Modern -- 20th century., Feminism, Feminist poetry reading / Grace Paley.,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982